Hastings Museum Largest municipal museum between Chicago & Denver
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    Sandy Dennis head shot
    Sandy Dennis Film Festival

    HASTINGS, Neb., Jan. 17, 2019 – Hastings Museum has announced it will be the venue for the Sandy Dennis Film ... Read Article »

    2019 Oscar Nominated Short Films showing at Hastings Museum
    2019 Oscar Nominated Short Films

    For the first time, the Hastings Museum proudly presents the showing of this year’s Oscar Nominated Short Films. We will ... Read Article »

    Superpower Dogs on the Super Screen
    Superpower Dogs Coming Soon to the Super Screen

    Join an immersive adventure to experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. In ... Read Article »

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  • Events at the Museum


    Family Feeling Tylosaurus SkullLow Sensory Sundays | Every Sunday Morning | Hastings Museum is debuting Low Sensory Sundays! Each Sunday from 9 am to noon, the Museum will lower sounds and lights, and post signs on interactive exhibits that communicate which buttons will trigger audio.

    FREE First Friday | March. 1  | 5-8p
    On First Friday you can now view the evening sky from 6-6:45pm with our new high-powered telescopes (Weather Permitting). Sponsored by Quality Sound & Communications, admission is FREE for everyone from 5-8pm! Don’t miss our 6 pm large-format film for only $5!

    Claude Monet Self Portrait Claude Monet Up Close | Fri, March 8 & Sat, March 9
    Details to come soon.

    MarsPreschool Playday: Mars Madness | Sat, March 9 | 10-10:45 am | Join us on an out of this world journey. We will learn about robotic machines in space by investing Curiosity and InSight. To end class, we will build our very own space discovering robot machine.

    Official Selection of the Sandy Dennis Film FestivalSandy Dennis Film Festival | April 26-28
    Hastings Museum has announced it will be the venue for the Sandy Dennis Film Festival. The event kicks off on Friday night with a presentation honoring Dennis and a screening of one of her classic films, The Out of Towners. There will be four blocks of films: Saturday morning, afternoon, and evening with a final session and awards on Sunday afternoon.

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